Savage Grace

Savage Grace

Oak Ridge Vineyard Gewürztraminer 2018

Excellent unique. Orange. Really special. Slightly bitter but I love it. So herbaceous and tropical at the same time. So much fun. — 4 days ago

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Joe Davant

Joe Davant

Solminer makes an interesting orange Gruner with skin contact that you might enjoy.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I will check it out when I come across it. This was an impromptu tasting over lunch when a Rep. stoped by in a Restaurant.

Grace Winery

Yamanashi Cabernet Franc 2016

Japanese wine with shabu-shabu (Japanese hot pot)! Can’t go wrong. For me, this cab franc lands somewhere between the Loire and Napa. More restrained and a bit fresher than typical new world fruit. — 24 days ago

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Etude

Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2017

First bottle of our new Etude wine club membership and first shipment. — 15 days ago

Etude

Estate Grown Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2015

Mohonk mountain house for 1 year anniversary — 2 days ago

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Savage Grace

Underwood Mountain Vineyards Grüner Veltliner 2018

Pretty solid Gruner. Not a huge amount of acidity so it did not pair as well with my Thai food as I had hoped. Sweeter but nice. — 5 days ago

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Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Malbec 2007

David T
9.7

I know what a number of people would say, Malbec! Meh! Well this bottling would spin your head around where Malbec is concerned.

Charles Hendricks makes this for Hope & Grace and is still the finest example of Malbec I’ve had. It’s his craft, the vintage & bottle age that does it.

What a nose! The nose reveals; ripe, sweet, dark, tarry currants, robust black cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruit mix heaven, black pepper, dark spice, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, steeped fruit teas, anise to black licorice, limestone minerals, dark fruit liqueurs, nice herbaceousiness, black olive, wood shavings, fresh tobacco, hints of eucalyptus, vanillin, malt in malt-balls, leather, dry crushed rocks and the most vibrant, beautiful, fresh, slight candied, blue, purple, violets & lavender florals.

The body is; rich, lush, ruby and is absolutely astounding. This wine is peaking. It is velvety, candied with rounded tannin teeth. It does not get much better than this in; structure, tension, length and balance. Sweet, dark, tarry currants, robust black cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, purple fruit mix heaven, black pepper, dark spice, dark chocolate, mocha, caramel, steeped fruit teas, anise to black licorice, limestone minerals, dark fruit liqueurs, nice herbaceousiness, black olive, dry brush, moist clay, wood shavings, fresh tobacco, hints of eucalyptus, vanillin, cinnamon stick, nutmeg, clove, malt in malt-balls, leather, dry crushed rocks and the most vibrant, beautiful, fresh, slight candied, crazy, blue, purple (violets & lavender florals. The acidity is cool stream, palate perfect and holds the ABV. The finish is; ruby, lush, elegance defined, well knitted balance & harmony that persists to heaven.

Photos of; our backyard, birthday bouquet, autumn pumpkin and my birthday princess.
— 17 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

@David T great review. I couldn’t agree more. I’m always blown away by their Malbec
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@Stuart Scheff Thank you! Cheers! 🍷
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@Stuart Scheff And, yes they do!

Savage Grace

Underwood Mountain Vineyards Riesling 2017

Distinctive Riesling nose, lime orange, strong acidity touch of sweetness. Fresh and vibrant. — 5 days ago

Savage Grace

Boushey Vineyard Côt 2017

Dineen Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills. This is a lighter style of Malbec fermented with native yeast, whole clusters. 11.2% alc/vol. Purple, moderately extracted pigment, very good clarity. Butter, tobacco and red fruit aromas initially. Raspberry and black currant flavors with length and a bit of cherry, moderate seed bitterness and skin astringency. Needs time to open. Acidity is light, almost rounded mouthfeel, fruit with length, but you need to give those tannins about 30 minutes minimum to dampen down. The carbonic maceration character comes out after 45 minutes, creating a mild Kool-Aid effect on some of the fruit flavors. (The effect is much nicer and more natural, of course, than those artificial flavors in Kool-Aid). A nice red for any occasion except a steak, in which case go for a full power Malbec. — a month ago

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Etude

Grace Benoist Ranch Temblor Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Every vintage I’ve had of this has consistently shown high acid and a strong sense of terroir. Much more elegant than most pinots from Carneros — 4 days ago